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Forum: Copywriting 6th January 2012, 11:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Anyone with Non-profit Copywriting experience?

This is a good point, Mr. Subtle. I don't know if she collected SGLI or not. I never even thought to ask about that - seems inappropriate. I think this may be a start to help others in the local...
Forum: Copywriting 6th January 2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Anyone with Non-profit Copywriting experience?

I like the "local community" aspect. I know there is the "feeling good" WIIFM answer, but from what I have learned from various pro copywriters, this is a more difficult medium to sell.
Forum: Copywriting 6th January 2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 943
Posted By Julie McElroy
Anyone with Non-profit Copywriting experience?

Hi Copywriting Warriors,

I have a copywriting job for a fundraising campaign. I took it on as a favor and because it hits home - the family is here in my town and because of the military aspect....
Forum: Wanted - Members Looking To Hire You 3rd January 2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 681
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Need writer to promote new product in Costa Rica

If you are still looking for a writer, I do focus in travel. You can read my travel blog at http://thetravelbeat.com and find my site at LifestyleCopywriting.com.
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 2nd January 2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,995
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Couldn't get Article Samurai this morning,did i miss a cool product??

I have just started using it with some deep hesitation, since I am not a fan at all of spinners. But, I DO love Market Samurai, so I figured I would give it a shot.

When I checked the ranks...
Forum: Copywriting 2nd December 2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,474
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: The Most Overused 4 Words Ever in Marketing/Sales/Copywriting...

Ouch!!

I am no expert being new to the copywriting side of my writing career. I come here and read all the juicy copywriting tips, and I have read a lot of books, blogs, sales letters, direct...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2011, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 671
Posted By Julie McElroy
Anyone a CDN and W3 Total Cache Expert?

I just added Amazon CloudFront as a CDN for my InspiredtoWrite.com blog. When I added the code to W3 Total Cache, my website looked, well, messed up. By this, I mean the header was gone and it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th September 2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 808
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: What to Look for When Outsourcing your Writing

As a freelance writer who mostly stopped writing for the Internet marketing world because of the low-paying wages, I would like to add that ultimately, you get what you pay for. Google is catching...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,408
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Hubpages not allowing Clickbank affiliate links anymore aaaaaaggggghhhh!

Yep, I have seen that from others as well. I am sure it is just a matter of time. Its funny though a SALES letter which gives you pretty much no other option but to buy is not prohibited, but a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 15th August 2011, 12:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,408
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Hubpages not allowing Clickbank affiliate links anymore aaaaaaggggghhhh!

It seems to be because they certainly don't value quality! You can have a mediocre post with spelling and grammar mistakes about puppies and flowers on there, but not a quality article if it has a...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 30th July 2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 701
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Whats the longest your Flippa auction has gone on for?

Has anyone had serious luck on Flippa? I have 3 quality sites filled with original content, custom shopping store, etc., that have not had luck selling here, just wondering if it is worth is paying...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th July 2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Recommend Article Marketing Service?

That seems like a good deal (almost too good) - I would curious to see others who have used it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th July 2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 507
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Recommend Article Marketing Service?

Are there any more responses to this? I am looking for the same. Most of the ones I have seen (and tried) are to hundreds of junk and spammy directories. And most of the software, like Article...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th July 2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 721
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Warriors: What Will you Do For $5?

I think point was proven - Walmart is notorious for being cheap (as in tight wads)!! They make money by using cheap labor and those who supply Walmart for $5 DO need more self-respect.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 11th July 2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 721
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Warriors: What Will you Do For $5?

Long term clients that want to pay $5?

I was using Fiverr for awhile, but I learned that most people on there are not looking to pay much more than that. (i.e cheap) Plus, how can you compete...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th July 2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,074
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: I need an intern

Are you flexible on the 24 hour availability? I mean I do need SOME beauty sleep! I can write 236 articles for only $0.0023 a word too!! :)
Forum: Offline Marketing 9th July 2011, 04:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: WOOT! Might Have Found My First Offline Client! Looking For Advice...

Good advice! I found a great link with checklists and things any website owner should look at. 45 Incredibly Useful Web Design Checklists and Questionnaires - Smashing Magazine...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th July 2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: How do you find origin of outdated website? (i.e. host, etc.)

Ah, thanks! I thought of that right after I posted here!
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th July 2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Julie McElroy
How do you find origin of outdated website? (i.e. host, etc.)

I have a strange question. I have a potential offline client who recently took over a business. The website is outdated and strangely he is not sure who updates the site. Is there anyway find out...
Forum: Website Design 8th July 2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,577
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Which is the best WP Theme for local businesses?

The only thing I noticed about iThemes is there is only 1 year free theme updates. What happens after that first year? Do you have to pay for updates? It seems most sites have lifelong updates. I...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th July 2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,089
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: WOOT! Might Have Found My First Offline Client! Looking For Advice...

Congrats!! I hope to learn from this as well. I am in the same boat as you as far as experience and questions with OFFline marketing. I mainly focus on writing content, but it seems since I know...
Forum: Offline Marketing 8th July 2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,168
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: How to make $125 in 30 minutes giving free consultations

Does iContact pay you $125 just after the initial sign up? What if the customer cancels?
Forum: Internet Marketing Product Reviews & Ratings 29th June 2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,531
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: FB Cash by Sam Bakker?

I saw this as well - looking to see if anyone knows anything about this....
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2011, 09:48 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,320
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: content is king

That depends on your viewpoint. It also depends on the audience and on your goals. If you are talking strict niche sites or squeeze pages, sure targeted traffic is good. But, if you don't have good...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 20th June 2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,320
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: content is king

Love it! Yep, as a writer, it is so difficult in the Internet marketing world. SEO this and that with semi-coherent content is what people want - thank goodness Google is starting to ignore crap...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2011, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,285
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: What do you do if you are permanently suspended from a freelancing site you were dependent on 10

What is your area if expertise or specialty?? I don't think $.05/word is that "good." The best thing to do, if you are serious about being a freelance writer, is create your own site and find...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Can You Recommend Profrossional and Reliable Article Writer?

Can you tell me what you are looking for specifically? :)
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 28th May 2011, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,285
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: What do you do if you are permanently suspended from a freelancing site you were dependent on 10

First, you should never put your eggs in one basket - ever, especially as a freelance writer depending on ANOTHER site to get work. If you are truly a "freelancer" you work for MANY people, that is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,168
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: What Price to Charge For Facebook Custom Business Pages?

Good questions - I am curious too.

As far as updates, you don't have to update anything to your personal account. My fan pages are set up so when i post a blog to each of those sites,...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Help! Initial Setting up for Offline Client - Questions?

Okay, I am pretty good at setting up websites, it is more the marketing and local stuff I need help with. Which product in your sig is most appropriate? thanks!

EDIT: Bought your local SEO...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Help! Initial Setting up for Offline Client - Questions?

@tpw Thanks that was really helpful. I know people get caught up in the PR thing, but this is advice I can pass on. Thanks for the references. Wow! I didn't think I could charge that much - her...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 467
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: How to Grow Your Business Infrastructure

What services do you offer your clients?
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,162
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Building an offline business and creating a team

I would like to participate in this as well! Will find you JT on Skype. :)

MY SKYPE is juliebethCO
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Julie McElroy
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,168
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: What Price to Charge For Facebook Custom Business Pages?

Well said!! It is hard to wrap your brain around it at times. I try not to think about it too much, but considering your competition is a part of it. It is like trying to compete with WalMart! HA...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Help! Initial Setting up for Offline Client - Questions?

This is true, I will probably outsource SOME of the work, but I'd like to learn what is involved with some of this before I start outsourcing.

I think the one thing I will probably outsource is...
Forum: Offline Marketing 20th May 2011, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By Julie McElroy
Help! Initial Setting up for Offline Client - Questions?

Hi, I have not really started offline yet, but someone wrote to me from my freelance writing site. She wants more than content. Asking for SEO, Google Places, local search, improve PR, etc.
...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2011, 03:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Domain Name help...

I JUST wrote an article for a client about this.... the big takeaways are don't use dashes or numbers, go with a .com when you can, don't make it long (unless you are trying to create a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th May 2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: ODesk & Article Writing

It depends on who you ask really. If you are looking for quick content, geared towards SEO, etc, you will find plenty of cheap articles all over the place.

However, there are some freelance...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th May 2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: How to Raise Page Rank

It seems like you know the answer (content and link building). As far as a quick fix, I am not sure there is one, but quality link building is one way, but often times it just simple takes time to...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 19th May 2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,915
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Ethical Marketers - You're Joking, Right?

Just like any business out there, there are going to be shady people who only want your money! You may be tempted get cynical when you come across it, but just walk away and move on I have learned. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th May 2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Ideas for Offline Freelance Writing Services?

Do you want clarification? I am not sure why you left that comment. ??
Forum: Offline Marketing 13th May 2011, 12:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Ideas for Offline Freelance Writing Services?

Thanks everyone for the ideas! This is a good start! @Shay Thanks for all those ideas! I just started writing Press Releases and am starting to get the hang of it.

If I was going to set up a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 633
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Does anyone still do misspelled domain names?

I think you got your answer.

Google is getting smarter and smarter about SEO "tricks." Eventually, I think it will start to change to lean even more towards QUALITY and less about SEO. I read...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th May 2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 900
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Dreaded Hubpages Email

This is part of the all the content farms "cleaning up their act." It is getting more difficult to link to affiliate sites. I would use your own site to talk about whatever affiliate you were...
Forum: Copywriting 11th May 2011, 08:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,023
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Freelance Article Writing Work

I am not sure if I agree 100% with your definition of a "good" writer. Just like any vocation, there are things you may specialize in and things you don't. Sure, I can write sales copy, but it is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 11th May 2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,215
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Complete newbie

You have already gotten a lot of advice. What I can tell you is to look at the different avenues and decide what works best for you. In the beginning, you will fumble a lot - it is just part of it...
Forum: Copywriting 9th May 2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,023
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Freelance Article Writing Work

First, I am glad they are keeping this post! :)

I think copywriting can play into this post anyhow. Copywriting demands a large market online and offline. It is also a skill that some writers...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 8th May 2011, 09:25 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,222
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: On the verge of giving up IM for good- any advice?

You have already gotten a lot of advice here, but we ALL have been in your shoes. What I would say is first figure out what you have skills in and then figure out what you like to do based on those...
Forum: Website Design 8th May 2011, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: A little help with wordpress.

I think what you are asking is to have a link back to your site with comments. You just have to add your URL in the spot that asks for the URL. Maybe I am misunderstanding your question. But, your...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Ideas for Offline Freelance Writing Services?

I thought about the blog thing since I do have some experience in WordPress and have set up lots of blogs, but I didn't want to go down the road with hosting and all that, but it may be an option. ...
Forum: Offline Marketing 7th May 2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Ideas for Offline Freelance Writing Services?

Thanks, that is a good idea to write a review about thier business marketing a newsletter.



Thanks! Yep, I am aware of all these sites. (I did an interview with Leo on my InspiredtoWrite...
Forum: Offline Marketing 6th May 2011, 10:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By Julie McElroy
Ideas for Offline Freelance Writing Services?

I have just started reading about offline marketing and it seems a lot of it deals with SMS messages, website development, etc.

Do any of these offline marketing methods apply to getting...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 6th May 2011, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: the BEST tool for any writer

I am a Mac user. :(
Forum: Copywriting 6th May 2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,023
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: Freelance Work

What he says... ha ha :) Definitely the web site! And make it professional. You can do a lot with WP. - Look at mine if you want - freelancewritingprofessional.com

Seriously, there are people...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 5th May 2011, 11:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By Julie McElroy
Re: the BEST tool for any writer

I have not tried this - how does it work exactly?
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